How to crochet a basic granny square

Hello my dear friends 🙂

Today I will show you how I make my granny squares.

Am I crazy? Hmm, maybe a little bit 🙂
Why? Because I post a tutorial about a basic granny square and there are many other tutorials, videos and … about how to crochet a granny square.

But I want you to show how I make one. Because I found out, that I do it a little bit different.

So lets do it:

Chain 4 with your yarn. Insert your hook in your first chain you made and Slip Stitch to form a loop.

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First Round:

Chain 3 – this will be a double crochet

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Chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop

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Chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop
chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop
chain 2, work 2 double crochet into your loop
and Slip Stitch in your 3rd chain

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Round 2:

Chain 3, this counts as your 1st double crochet

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Work 2 double crochet into your first loop
chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your first loop

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Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 2nd loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 3rd loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 4th loop
Chain 1 and Slip Stitch into your 3rd chain

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Round 3:

Chain 3, this counts for a double crochet
Chain 1, work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 1st loop

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Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and 2 double crochet in your next loop and Slip Stitch into your 3rd chain
Fasten off and here is your granny square.

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As you can see I work along the sides with 3 double crochet and 1 chain and for the corner 3 double crochet, 2 chain and 3 double crochet.

You can increase your granny square with many rounds you only have to follow the scheme of your 3rd round.

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You want to do a colorful granny square but hate – like me – all the loose ends when you change your color. Then maybe you should give it a try with a multicolored yarn. All these Granny Squares in the next picture are made from my Schachenmayr Multicolored Yarn.

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I wish you all a nice day and see you soon
Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

 

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